missions

reaching out & sharing christ

Local Missions:

Across the Street

There are numerous opportunities to meet the needs of people right in our back yard!  SCRC strives to reach out to people in need and to show love, grace and mercy through helping to meet their needs: physical, emotional, and spiritual.  We’ve re-roofed houses, built sheds, provided for utilities, donated vehicles, and many other things that members do in private for those around them.  We also partner with Convoy of Hope to participate on projects that require more resources than we can provide as a local family.

World Missions:

Around The World

SCRC believes in the power of world missions. Over the years, mission teams have been sent to various locations in Europe and Latin America. Local churches identify needs in their communities, and we partner with them to meet those needs. While specific projects are identified for those trips, our main project never changes. That is the project of serving people. Over the past several years, our direction has changed in identifying areas of service. Instead of selecting new sites to visit, our focus has become one of building strong bonds in the areas we serve.

That has never been more evident than in the work in Curundú, a small community on the outskirts of Panama City, Panama. Not only have we built strong bonds with the people we have served, we have seen an amazing change within the town as a whole. If you would like to financially support the work we do in world missions, please visit the GIVE page and make a contribution.

Food For Hope and More

SCRC has joined Sunrise United Methodist Church in O’Fallon in a program they started to provide school age children and their families with much needed food and other supplies. Each month there will be a new list provided on items to bring to SCRC. We will begin collecting supplies on Aug 8. There will also be opportunities to serve by putting together backpacks for the families. If you have any additional questions, please contact Carmen Alexander via email, carmen@stcharlesriverchurch.org.

For more information on the Food For Hope and More program, please visit https://www.sunrisefamily.org/foodforhope

Atai Orphanage

Nestled in the village of Agu in Teso District, Uganda, is the small house which Annah Emuge built in 2003 to shelter 15 homeless children who had lost their parents. Today, there are more than 50 orphaned children in this village. CHILDREN WHO DESPERATELY NEED YOUR HELP.  You can visit Annah’s website at www.ataiorphanage.org to read her story or to make an online donation.